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The concern for sincerity

Belaval, Yvon

The conversations surrounding sincerity are as fierce and vivid as they are muddled. Yvon Belaval analyzes the ways in which sincerity relates to truth, knowledge and self-expression. In The concern for sincerity, the author describes sincerity not as some confessional urge, but rather as a desire to adapt to our social environment, and to feel protected by it. It is an emotional state closely related to self-indulgence and is concerned more so with aesthetics than ethics. We ought to prioritize frankness rather than sincerity.

Topic :  Sincerity  
Edition :  Gallimard  
Country :  France 
Language  :  French 
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